BC: the end.
FC: Famous Missourians
1: Welcome to my Mixbook technology curriculum project. The following pages are examples of work that students might create and publish following the directions of my Famous Missourians lesson plan found at the end of this Mixbook. Technology is a powerful motivator for students. They can create projects that are aesthetically pleasing and can be published to share with other students, family, and friends. In addition to being viewed on the Web, a Mixbook creation can be printed out as a hard copy book that can be housed in the classroom, presented to the school library, or purchased by parents and guardians as a keepsake of their student's work. -Chelsie Biermann
2: Mark Twain was born November 30, 1835, in Florida, Missouri. His real name was Samuel Clemons. He spent his childhood in Hannibal where he loved to explore the Mississippi. Twain is Missouri's most famous writer, writing about life on the Mississippi. He wrote 28 books and many short stories. His two most famous books were Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Mark Twain died April 21, 1910. When he died, he was called the "Father of American literature." --Matt Price & Joe Rowan "The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer someone else up." - Mark Twain | MARK TWAIN
3: Walt Disney was born December 5, 1901. He grew up in Marceline and Kansas City. He is famous for being a cartoonist and creator of animated films. Disney created Mickey Mouse after his pet mouse. He also created Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Pluto and Goofy. | Walt also created the first animated film called "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." The greatest thing he did was create Disneyland - "The Happiest Place on Earth." America calls him the greatest American artist ever. Walt died December 15, 1966, of cancer. "My only hope is that we never lose sight of one thing...it was all started with a mouse." -Walt Disney | Walt Disney | by Leigh Bergman & Lily Ashby
4: Laura Ingalls Wilder was an American author. She was born February 7, 1867, in Wisconsin. During her youth, she lived in Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa and South Dakota. To help support her family, Laura started teaching at the age of 15. In 1885, Laura married her childhood friend, Almanzo . In 1894, they moved to Mansfield, Missouri, and started farming. She started writing in 1932, at the age of 65. She wrote a series of Little House books based on the experiences of her pioneer family. A total of 8 books were written. Laura died February 10, 1957, at the age of 90. In 1993, she was inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians. by Cass Elms & Jessica Snyder | LAURA INGALLS WILDER | "It is the sweet simple things of life which are the real ones after all." -Laura Ingalls Wilder
5: Harry S. Truman was the 33rd President of the United States. He was born May 8, 1884, in Lamar, Missouri, and moved to Independence when he was 6. He loved music, reading, and history. Truman was one of few presidents to never earn a college degree, but he did have two years of law school. Truman was a captain in World War I. After the war he became a judge, senator, and was vice-president under Franklin Roosevelt's . When Roosevelt died in 1945, Harry S. Truman became president. He was elected again in 1948. A few of his accomplishments as president were using the atomic bomb, ending World War II, and helped create the United Nations to keep peace among countries. Harry S. Truman is still considered one of greatest presidents ever. On December 26, 1972, he died from pneumonia. His wife Bess, and daughter Margaret survived him . His boyhood home, summer house, library, museum and gravesite are in Independence, Missouri. Page done by John Simpson & Chris Newman | "America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and unbeatable determination to do the job at hand." -Harry S. Truman | Harry S. Truman
6: Meriwether Lewis was born August 18, 1774. He was an American explorer who explored land west of the Mississippi River that was called the Louisiana Purchase. Lewis was the leader of the Lewis and Clark expedition and was called the greatest pathfinder this country has ever known. After leaving St. Charles, Missouri, they followed the Missouri River to North Dakota and then crossed the country to the Pacific Coast and back again traveling 7,689 miles.When he returned he was appointed the first governor of the new territory. People did not like him as the governor. Lewis died October 11, 1809, at the age of 35. He either was murdered or committed suicide. "The coast is slipping from the sides of the high hills, in emence masses..." ~recorded observation by William Clark | William Clark was born August 1, 1770. He joined Meriwether Lewis to lead the corps of discovery in exploring the western region of the U.S. During the journey, he observed nature and his journals and maps recorded the history of the territory giving much information to others about the trip. Future explorers used the maps for their exploration. The maps also showed how big the Rocky Mountains actually were. After Lewis and Clark returned, Clark was appointed the U.S. Indian agent for tribes in the new territory. He was then appointed governor of the Missouri territory. Later he was appointed United States Superintendent of Indian Affairs. Clark died September 1, 1838, in St. Louis, Missouri. by Billy Abbott & Taylor Jones | Lewis and Clark
7: Sacagawea was born in 1788 and was a member of the Shoshone tribe. Her name means bird woman. She was a guide and interpreter for Lewis and Clark. She helped insure good relations between them and the Indians, especially going up the Missouri River. | Sacagawea traveled from North Dakota to the Pacific Ocean and back with them. She was a token of peace to the Indians. Lewis and Clark gave her the nickname Janey. She helped barter to get horses and guides to help Lewis and Clark cross the Rocky Mountains. She also knew crossings to go through to help them get over the mountains. After some of Clark's journals and records fell into a river, she rescued them so they named a river after her. Sacagawea died December 20, 1812. "Everything she did on that journey was for her people." -Sacagawea page done by Katie Frasier and Colleen Carlton | Sacagawea
8: Daniel Boone was an American pioneer and hunter. He was born October 22, 1734, in Pennsylvania. Boone was a man of the wild and explored unmapped places. One place he explored and later settled in was the state of Kentucky. He moved to Missouri in 1799 and became a judge. Later, tall tales and fiction were written about his adventures as a frontiersman. Daniel Boone died September 26, 1820, at his home. written by Lauren Baldwin and Stephanie Bauer | Daniel Boone | "Nature was here a series of wonders, and a fund of delight." -Daniel Boone
9: George Washington Carver was born in 1864 near Diamond, Missouri. He was born a slave and served as a slave for many years. Carver worked hard and had a positive attitude to get an education. His hard work made him one of America's greatest scientists. His greatest contribution as a Missourian was telling farmers they needed to alternate their cotton crop with peanuts or sweet potatoes so they didn't wear the soil out. He created 105 recipes for different uses of peanuts. In 1943, he fell and soon after died from his injuries. | George Washington Carver | "Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom." -George Washington Carver | by Ross Green and Ryan Thomas
10: To the right is the lesson plan created to go along with the Famous Missourians Mixbook Curriculum Project. It is aligned with Missouri GLE's and Performance Goals. | GLE #1: The students will be able to identify and describe the significance of the individuals from Missouri who have made contributions to our state and national heritage (GLE Social Studies, Missouri, United States and World History, Strand 3a. Knowledge of continuing and change in the history of Missouri and the United States, Concept B – Grade 4) (Performance Standards 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 1.8, 2.1, 2.7, 4.6) GLE #2: The students will be able to apply post-reading skills to comprehend and interpret text to summarize, paraphrase and draw conclusions (GLE Communication Arts, Reading, Strand 1 Develop and apply skills and strategies to the reading process, Concept B – Grade 4) (Performance Standards 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 1.8, 2.1, 2.7, 4.6) GLE #3: The students will be able to compose text with a clear controlling idea and relevant details/examples (GLE Communication Arts, Writing, Strand 2 Compose well-developed text, Concept C – Grade 4) (Performance Standards 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.7, 4.6)
11: Famous Missourians MixBook Lesson Plan SECTION ONE Author: Chelsie Biermann Email Address: email@example.com Semester Created: Spring 2010 LESSON OVERVIEW Title: Famous Missourians Brief Description: Groups of two will chose a famous Missourian and then research the contribution they made to our state and national heritage. After, they will create a Mixbook page to display the researched information. ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS/GENERALIZATIONS: The student understands that individuals from Missouri made contributions to the state and national heritage. ENGAGING QUESTION/SCENARIO: Bring in an example of a famous Missourian. Ask the students if they know why the person is considered famous in the state of Missouri. Discuss why this person is a part of Missouri’s history and also a part of the United States history.
12: SUBJECT AREA(S) (Put an X by all relevant subject areas.) ___ Math ___ Science _X_ Reading _X_ Writing _X_ Social Studies/History ___ Foreign Language ___ Art ___ Music ___ PE _X_ Information and Technology Literacy GRADE LEVEL (Put an X by all relevant grade levels.) ___ Kindergarten ___ Grade 1 ___ Grade 2 ___ Grade 3 _X_ Grade 4 ___ Grade 5 ___ Grade 6 ___ K-12 Elementary ___ K-12 Middle ___ K-12 Secondary ___ Secondary
13: DETAILED LESSON DESCRIPTION Standards, Benchmarks, Student Learning Targets GLE #1: The students will be able to identify and describe the significance of the individuals from Missouri who have made contributions to our state and national heritage (GLE Social Studies, Missouri, United States and World History, Strand 3a. Knowledge of continuing and change in the history of Missouri and the United States, Concept B – Grade 4) (Performance Standards 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 1.8, 2.1, 2.7, 4.6) GLE #2: The students will be able to apply post-reading skills to comprehend and interpret text to summarize, paraphrase and draw conclusions (GLE Communication Arts, Reading, Strand 1 Develop and apply skills and strategies to the reading process, Concept B – Grade 4) (Performance Standards 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 1.8, 2.1, 2.7, 4.6) GLE #3: The students will be able to compose text with a clear controlling idea and relevant details/examples (GLE Communication Arts, Writing, Strand 2 Compose well-developed text, Concept C – Grade 4) (Performance Standards 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.7, 4.6)
14: STUDENT ASSESSMENT Students will identify why the person they chose is considered a famous Missourian and the contribution they made to the state and national heritage by creating a Mixbook that includes the correct information for the student’s chosen person. Students will research their famous Missourian and take notes to write a brief summary on the life of the person making sure the contribution is explained. Students will also find a quote from the person to include on the Mixbook page. Students will write in their journal about their famous Missourian and the contribution they made to our state and national heritage. PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT CRITERIA http://cbiermann.pbworks.com/Famous-Missourian-Rubric COLLABORATION If there is another fourth grade teacher doing the same project, the students could get together and present their completed Mixbook to each other. The Mixbook portion of this assignment will be completed in the computer laboratory with the assistance of the Instructional Technology Specialist. Ask for parent volunteers to come in to provide assistance. The students could invite parents, the principal, and other teachers and classes to attend the final presentations.
15: LESSON IMPLEMENTATION If you allow one hour each day to work on this lesson: The introduction of Famous Missourian unit should take two days. The research should take three days. The journal should take two days. The Mixbook should take about five days. The final presentations should take about two days. Prerequisite Skills: Students must be able to use basic computer skills to do research on the Internet. Students must be able to access and save photos from sites such as Google. ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS ELL/IEP Students: Students with special needs will be allowed extra time and assistance. Students will be paired with a partner who will assist them with the project. Assistive Technology Needs: Students who have trouble with the technology aspect of the project will be paired with a partner who is strong with technology. MANAGEMENT/ORGANIZATION TIPS Provide students with an example of a Mixbook and a journal the teacher has done. Give the students a copy of the rubric at the beginning of the lesson so they know all requirements. MATERIALS AND RESOURCES REQUIRED FOR UNIT Pen and paper Journal Computers with Internet access for each group Encyclopedias Social Studies Textbooks TECHNOLOGY Web-based resources Mixbook – www.mixbook.com DESE – www.dese.mo.gov Google – www.google.com
16: UNIT PLAN FLOW CHART/TIMELINE Day 1: Teacher and students will discuss different Missourians and how they contributed to our state and national heritage. In their journal, students will write the names of famous Missourians they could research. Day 2: The teacher will explain the project and provide an example of a completed Mixbook and journal she has prepared. The teacher will explain their page must include research, at least one picture, and a quote from the person they chose. Day 3: Using a computer with Internet, textbook, and encyclopedia, students will research their famous Missourian. They will take notes in their journal so they can write their report. Day 4: Continue working on research and putting notes in their journal. Day 5: With their partner, students will write a rough draft of their report and write a final copy of the report in their journal. Day 6: Students will work with their partners to find pictures of their famous Missourian to be put on their page. Students will also need to find a quote from their person to include on their page. This work will be done in the computer lab using Google or other Internet sites.
17: Day 7: Using computers and the Internet, the teacher will instruct students how to log-in to make their Mixbook page. Then, the students can become familiar with the Mixbook creator by experimenting with the backgrounds, inserting pictures and text, and the various layouts. Day 8: The students will begin creating their Mixbook page that includes the report containing the information collected from their research, the pictures(s) related to their chosen person, and a quote by their famous person. Each pair of students will have one page to use for the famous person. Day 9: Continue working on Mixbook. Day 10: Continue working on Mixbook. Day 11: Finish their Mixbook page and proofread to make sure there are no mistakes. When all groups are done, the teacher will put the Mixbook pages together to complete the Famous Missourian Mixbook. Day 12: The class will begin their presentations on the person they researched to the rest of the class, other classes, teachers, and parents. Day 13: Presentations will continue. Day 14: Students will write a final reflection on the project in their journal.